Mt. Carmel Fest kicks off

FUN IN GIRARD: The Girard Mount Carmel Festival will be held Thursday through July 16 at the International Fraternal Home, 33 W. Wilson Ave. The festival includes games, bingo, food, 50-50 raffle and nightly live entertainment. Music includes: The Rage, from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday; Dominic Tocco, 8-11 p.m. Friday; Common Ground, 8-11 p.m. Saturday; Summit Polka Masters, 5 to 7 p.m., and Frank Gallo Band, 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday; and July 16 entertainment includes deejay Steve, 3 to 5 p.m., Girard Swing Band, 5 to 7 p.m. and St. Margaret’s Blue Coat Band, 8 to 10:30 p.m. The Our Lady of Mount Carmel procession will begin 10 a.m. July 16, followed by Mass at 11 a.m at St. Rose Parish. A ceremony will be held at the war memorial at the city building at 11:30 a.m. July 16 and a ceremony at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. Fireworks will be at 11 p.m. July 16 at the viaduct.

CHILDREN’S GARDEN: The Newton Falls Library will hold a gardening program for children to plant, maintain and harvest the vegetable garden while learning about plants and animals. The garden club meets 10 a.m. Mondays. The program is held outside and will be canceled if it is raining. Children should dress to get dirty. Call 330-872-1282 for more information.

BUS TOUR: The Sutliff Museum is holding a one-day bus tour to stops on the Underground Railroad. The trip showscases the Underground Railroad presence that existed in Warren. The next trip is July 29 to the Woodland Cemetery Underground Railroad and St. John Episcopal Church. There will be a guided tour of the cemetery with a re-enactor as famous abolitionist Charles Langston. Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. The trip leaves 8:30 a.m. and returns 3 p.m. Cost is $47 per person with reservations due July 20. For information, call the museum at 330-395-6575.